21st Century Skills: Information and Communication Literacy
March 22, 2013
Exercise and Obesity
Presenting the United States with myriad problems today is the growing rate of obesity. Simply because millions of people will not take the time out to exercise. Various citizens repudiate the fact that they need to slow down their habits. Statistics show that more than one-third of adults and almost 17% of youth were obese in 2009-2010. There was no change in the prevalence of obesity among adults or children from 2007-2008 to 2009-2010[National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010]. Although, many have gone through obstacles and trials to change these habits with the temptations of fast food, pleasure eating, and just not wanting to exercise. Obesity is commonly the result of genes, metabolism behavior, environment, culture, and socioeconomic status. How can this society of obesity be changed if there is no effort being put forth. With the epidemic of obesity being spreading over the United States, starchy foods causing health problems, and with not very much exercising being put forth. This shows that the United States needs to change eating habits and spend more time keeping physical activity going in their lives to ensure a healthy stable lifestyle.
Stressed throughout the United States is the obesity epidemic. Greatly covered on television and newspapers this epidemic did not occur overnight. Being overweight and obese are very chronic conditions that are harmful to the body. Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually twenty percent or more over an individual’s ideal body weight[Internal Journal of Epidemeology] . Revealing the true factors of obesity to some people may tear them down. Presenting U.S. citizens with the facts they need to know in the long run could change their lives. Obesity was first discovered by the Ancient Greeks who described it as a disease according to researchers. This fact to...